After the success of their first performance in 2015, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (Cuba’s Contemporary Dance Company) will return to the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (Grand Theater of Havana) in May to premiere a piece by the British Choreographer Theo Clinkard.

After the success of their first performance in 2015, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (Cuba’s Contemporary Dance Company) will return to the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (Grand Theater of Havana) in May to premiere a piece by the British Choreographer Theo Clinkard.According to Clinkard, the piece –without name yet- involves 20 dancers and makes use of different communicative elements to establish an indissoluble relation between the body and the mind.

When providing details about the choreography, the artist confessed that he is more interested in exploring the inner side of the people than in imposing preconceived characters.

“It is an honor for me to work with Danza Contemporánea de Cuba because it is one of the best dance companies in the world,” said the choreographer, who founded the dance company 7-strong in 2012 that has been highly acclaimed by the public and by critics.

To date, Clinkard has premiered 22 original pieces for educational training centers and dance companies in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, New Zealand, Gales and Chile.

His work with Danza Contemporánea de Cuba will be shown on May 20, 21 and 22 at the Federico García Lorca Hall of Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso.

The program also includes the choreography Tangos Cubanos by British Billy Cowie.

A week earlier, the Grand Theater of Havana will put on again the Cuban pieces El Cristal by Julio César Iglesias, Cénit by Laura Domingo, and Matria Etnocentra by George Céspedes.

Clinkard came to Havana to teach various workshops as part of the Creative Islands Project organized by Danza Contemporánea de Cuba and the British Council, a British cultural organization fostering cultural relations and educative opportunities

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